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Guide to the National Press Company Advertising and Promotional Materials Collection, 1949-1955 and undated

Abstract

The National Press Company was a Chicago-based printing and advertising company active in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The company specialized in promotional materials and printed novelties (such as matchbook covers, calendars and postcards) produced for political figures and small businesses.

The National Press Company Advertising and Promotional Materials Collection includes promotional pamphlets; brochures of available product lines; order forms; and a handbook for salesmen associated with the National Press Company. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
National Press Company.
Title
National Press Company Advertising and Promotional Materials collection 1949-1955 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.21 Linear Feet, 50 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes promotional pamphlets; brochures of available product lines; order form; and a handbook for salesmen associated with the National Press, Inc. company of Chicago, Illinois, and Consolidated-Modern Press, Inc.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Series includes catalogs of advertising specialties, samples and literature from the National Press Co. Contains sample business cards, letterheads, receipt book forms, ticket tags, envelopes, calendar advertising from the Consolidated-Modern Press, Inc. and promotional keychain. Also includes copy of the National Salesman's Handbook, and of the company's publication, National Salesman: a Nation National.

Advertising Specialty Samples, 1955

[Includes "Novelties & Specialties" catalog, price list, keychain, and business card]

Box 1
Miscellaneous promotions, 1950 and undated

[Includes print advertisements, direct mail, and an issue of National Salesman]

Box 1
National Salesman's Handbook, 1949
(3 folders)
Box 1
Political promotions samples, 1950 and undated

[Includes business cards, postcards, a 1950 catalog "Political Campaign Promotional Printing Advertising Specialties"]

Box 1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], National Press Company Advertising and Promotional Materials Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The National Press Company Advertising and Promotional Materials Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, April 2010

Encoded by Jessica Wood, April 2010

Accessions 2010-0070 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.